Late Posting – June 15, 2020

Note:  The University may require that all or part of these courses be delivered remotely, including online.

The following courses are subject to final budgetary approval.

Pursuant to Article 16 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600-2 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Philosophy courses during the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms:

FYSM 1210 [0.5 credit]:  First Year Seminar:  Special Topics
Scheduled in Winter semester, Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 – 1:00.
This seminar will be dedicated to a specific topic in the area of philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence.
Note:  If you are applying to this course, please propose a topic and provide a short description in your application.
The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

PHIL 1550 [0.5 credit]:  Introduction to Ethics and Social Issues
Scheduled in Winter semester, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the nature and practice of ethics and social philosophy by looking at some important ethical and social problems and issues that are prominent in the contemporary world. Typical questions might abortion, affirmative action, racism, human rights, children’s rights, world hunger, capital punishment, euthanasia, censorship, pornography, legal paternalism, animal rights and environmental protection. Students will learn some of the main positions that have been taken on these issues, along with prominent arguments that have been offered for and against these different positions. The goal of the course is to stimulate students’ thinking about the chosen questions and provoke them to form views about them. The objective is not merely for them to understand how philosophers and others have answered these questions, but to understand and evaluate their arguments, recognizing their strengths and weaknesses, possibly trying to improve upon them. Students should be encouraged to formulate their own arguments and defend them, as far as they are able. Students will also learn prominent moral theories that are relevant to those arguments and issues.
The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

 PHIL 3501 [0.5 credit]:  Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Scheduled in Fall semester, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30.
Philosophical issues arising from cognitive science, with a special emphasis on issues raised by artificial intelligence. Topics may include: the proper methodology for studying the mind, the very possibility of a “science of mind”, the computer model of the mind and reactions to it.
The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Required Professional Qualifications:  MA Degree in the appropriate field.

 Closing Date and Time:  Monday, July 6, 2020, 11:59 pm.

All applicants must apply electronically to the Department Head, clearly stating which courses they are applying for:

Professor Annie Larivée
Chair, Department of Philosophy

As per Article 15.3 of the current CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applicants are required to submit an up to date CV, including a complete listing of all courses taught within the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 bargaining unit at Carleton University.  Candidates who have already contacted the department and submitted a CV recently need only indicate their interest in particular courses.  NOTE that when applying to classes for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.

Pre-Posting Hiring Decisions:

The following courses have been assigned to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or visiting scholars.  These courses are not open for applications but the department will contact the most senior incumbent to review their rights under Article 17.6 of the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement:

  • N/A for the 2020/21 academic year

A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3 and 16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed above are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement can be found at the Academic Staff Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website and the CUPE 4600-2 website